Phenomenology of Public Opinion: Communicative Body, Intercorporeality and Computer-Mediated Communication

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This essay reviews conceptual as well as historical backgrounds of public opinion and emphasizes the relevance of phenomenological perspectives for public opinion research. The phenomenological concepts, such as being-in-the-world, intersubjectivity, intercorporeality, communicative reason, and in-betweens, become all the more relevant to public opinion research than ever. The reason is that the essential nature of the interactive digital communication technologies, on which contemporary public opinion formations are based, can be adequately captured by the phenomenological concepts. Particularly, this essay focuses on the relevance of Heidegger’s concept of Dasein, or being-in-the-world, for better understanding of the nature of public opinion in the age of the Internet and the digital media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions To Phenomenology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameContributions To Phenomenology
ISSN (Print)0923-9545
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1915

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© 2016, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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